Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

Ian Hardy

August 11, 2013 7:15am

Another week, another round of carriers encouraging a ‘Fair for Canada’ level playing field. Over the past seven days we’ve seen LG officially announce the G2 (confirmed to be coming to Rogers and TELUS), plus WIND started selling the White Nexus 4 and launched their back-to-school promo. Finally, Rogers engaged in their 2-year contract prices. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– Rogers to release the LG G2 [Read here]
– Rogers launches 2-year Share plans [Read here]
– Apple to unveil new iPhone on September 10th [Read here]
– Sony Xperia L now available at WIND [Read here]
– TELUS, Bell and Virgin BlackBerry Q5 pricing [Read here]
– Nexus 4 in White now available at WIND Mobile [Read here]
– TELUS to launch the LG G2, says it’s ‘coming soon’ [Read here]
– Virgin Mobile increasing Gold Plan pricing by $5 on August 13th [Read here]
– Rogers to launch FitBit Flex and FitBit Zip this month [Read here]
– Bell Q2 2013 results: Subscriber base now at 7,715,641, ARPU $56.85 [Read here]
– TELUS adds 100,000 postpaid clients [Read here]
– ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 arrives in Canada on August 12th for $159 [Read here]
– Rogers and Swisscom announce 2600Mhz LTE roaming agreement [Read here]
– WIND launches $33/month back-to-school promo plan [Read here]
– WIND Mobile’s new “24 Month Pay Off Promise” goes live [Read here]
– BlackBerry reportedly in talks to go private [Read here]
– WIND Mobile subscriber base rises to 620,451 [Read here]
– Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants wireless competition in Canada [Read here]
– TELUS schedule shows iOS 7 update coming in September [Read here]
– LG G2 Hands-on Preview (video) [Read here]

Around the web:
– Twitter #Music iOS app aims to improve listening with top tracks [TheVerge]
– Nexus 7 (2013) “razor” factory image and binaries available [AndroidAuthority]
– ITC bans imports of some Samsung devices pending presidential review [Engadget]